CPD

CPD

CPD and short courses

We are a leading provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) medical courses in the region. We offer a wide range of short courses for healthcare professionals, delivered by specialists in the field, providing the most up-to-date knowledge in specific areas of interest.

Upcoming courses

Please browse the list of available courses below, then follow the link to apply directly online.

Managing medically unexplained symptoms in primary care – a practical guide

Wednesday 29 January 2020, 9am – 5pm

Hull York Medical School, University of York

Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are an everyday part of working in general practice but can be a source of stress to both patients and clinicians alike. This one day workshop aims to give GPs and Advanced Clinical Practitioners the opportunity to reflect on their experiences in dealing with patients who have MUS. It will include communication and management strategies which give clinicians the tools and confidence to help their patients (and themselves) deal with chronic symptoms for which there is no identifiable organic cause.

This will be an interactive day consisting of a mixture of short lectures with the main emphasis being small group work and case-based discussion. There will also be facilitated examples of clinical/patient interactions.

Course convenors

  • Stella Morris – Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist
  • Marie Acton – Psychotherapist
  • Doug Ma – Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist

Fees

  • £140 GPs (£125 for RCGP member and Hull York Medical School Clinical Tutors)
  • £120 Hull York Medical School alumni/ GP registrars/Advanced Clinical Practitioners

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Introduction to Mindfulness

Introduction to Mindfulness

Thursday 19 March 2020, 10am – 4.30pm

Hollies Park, Weetwood, between Headingley and Adel, Leeds

Mindfulness is “the intentional, non-judgmental and non-reactive focus of attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment”. In recent years, mindfulness practice has been increasingly employed to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions. There is an increasing evidence base for its benefits.

This one day workshop is specifically designed for healthcare professionals in primary care who wish to use mindfulness for their own personal benefit but also to raise awareness of it as a potential support for patients. We will be exploring theory, history, evidence, techniques and daily practice of Mindfulness, emphasising its relationship to health and wellbeing.

Key benefits

Small group working.

Relaxed non-clinical environment.

Opportunity for reflection and practice.

Tangible strategies aimed at stress and pain reduction

Course convenor

Dr Kamila Hortynska, Clinical Psychologist, Accredited CBT Therapist, Mindfulness Teacher, Trainer and Supervisor

Fees

  • £120 GPs (£110 for RCGP member, HYMS Alumni and Hull York Medical School Clinical

Tutors)

  • £100 GP Registrars

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GP Nurses Update Course

GP Nurses Update Course

Saturday 21 March 2020 - 10am to 4pm (Registration from 09.15)

Allam Medical Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX

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Hull York Medical School is very pleased to be hosting The GP Nurses Update Course, delivered by Red Whale.

Keeping on top of all the changes to guidelines and the latest research can be a challenge, so we’ve done all the legwork for you. Written and presented by our ANP and GP team, our jam-packed one-day course focuses on the priorities relevant to nursing in primary care.

This course provides great tips for improving patients’ engagement with their long-term conditions and also provides you with tools on how best to approach your CPD to meet the new NMC guidelines on Revalidation.

What will be covered?

This course covers the latest updates from NICE, SIGN and the main journals as well as looking at those things that might challenge us in our day-to-day practice but aren’t necessarily big enough to get their own guideline.

Examples of areas that we cover are:

  • Minor illness management
  • Latest diabetes guidelines and future developments
  • Cardiovascular conditions with the latest national guidelines summarised for you in easy to refer to charts
  • Management of Respiratory conditions with the latest guidelines summarised in easy to refer to charts and tables
  • Gastroenterology: how to diagnose and manage a wide range of conditions e.g. inflammatory bowel disease, B12 deficiency
  • Sexual health and updated contraception guidelines
  • Up-to-date immunisation and travel vaccination information
  • Dermatological conditions
  • Lifestyle and how to motivate patients to change
  • Plus topics that we often come across but aren’t sure where to look for advice on best practice e.g. use of inflammatory markers, differentiating cellulitis from vascular changes

There’ll be lots of humour and fun to help get through everything in one day – without compromising the content!

The GP Nurses Update Handbook

Take home a copy of the GP Nurses Update Handbook. This fully-referenced handbook covers the most important research, policy and guidance relevant to primary care nursing over the last five years. It covers much more content than is presented on the course and is a valuable resource for future reference and personal study.

Who are we?

Red Whale is one of the leading providers of primary care education in the UK with over 20,000 practitioners attending our courses each year.

We specialise in producing courses that are evidence-based, highly relevant to everyday practice and full of actions that delegates can take away and implement immediately.

What will I get?

  • 5 hours of fabulous face to face teaching
  • Course attendance certificate and 5 CPD credits
  • A copy of the GP Nurses Update Handbook packed with additional content
  • Plus 12 months FREE online access to GPN-CPD.com:
    • Searchable online handbook and additional articles
    • CPD tracker in approved NMC format

 

Fees

  • £155
  • Thanks to  the generous support of NHS England, nurses from Hull, East Riding, North Lincs, North East Lincs, Vale of York and Scarborough and Ryedale CCG areas can attend for the greatly reduced rate of £35

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Palliative care in general practice – Principles and Practicalities

Palliative care in general practice – Principles and Practicalities

26 March and 23 April 2020

9am – 4.30pm

Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Scarborough

This comprehensive two-day workshop is for GPs, GPSTs, ACPs and PAs looking to increase their skills and confidence in palliative care. Each day complements the other, although both are suitable as standalone study days.

The aim of this course is to increase knowledge and skills of palliative care approaches, thereby increasing confidence when managing palliative care patients in primary care.

Course facilitators, Saint Catherine’s

  • Professor Miriam Johnson, Professor in Palliative Medicine, Hull York Medical School, and Honorary Consultant, Saint Catherine’s Hospice
  • Louise Barnes, Practice Educator
  • Dr Sarah Callin, Consultant in Palliative Medicine
  • Dr Carina Saxby, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, and Medical Director
  • Dr Belinda Batten, Speciality Doctor in Palliative Medicine
  • Dr Charlotte Adams, Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Fees

  • GPs - £115 per day or £220 if attending both (£110 per day or £210 if attending both for RCGP member and Hull York Medical School Clinical Tutors)
  • Hull York Medical School alumni/GP Registrars/ACPs/PAs - £100 per day or £190 if attending both

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GP Update Course

Saturday 25 April 2020 - 10am to 4pm (Registration from 9.15am)
University of Hull

Allam Lecture Theatre, Derwent Building, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX

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Hull York Medical School is very pleased to be hosting The GP Update Course, delivered by Red Whale.

Keeping on top of all the changes to guidelines and the latest research can be a challenge, so we’ve done all the legwork for you. Our jam-packed one-day course is full of brand-new updates to help change your practice straightaway!

Videos, Q&A and real-life scenarios complement the lecture-based format. Our GP presenters will share the most important new evidence, relating it to you, your patients and your practice.

What will be covered?

All the big chronic diseases including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Renal disease

As well as:

  • Respiratory medicine
  • Mental health

The latest developments relevant to primary care in:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • Musculoskeletal medicine
  • Cancer care
  • Sexual health
  • Common infections

Plus:

  • Child and adolescent health
  • Women’s health
  • Men’s health
  • Health in older people

And much more!

The GP Update Handbook

Take home a copy of the GP Update Handbook. This fully-referenced handbook covers the most important research, policy and guidance relevant to primary care over the last five years.

It’s way more than a set of lecture notes, the Handbook is a fantastic resource that can be used in consultation, as a learning tool, for tutorials and exam revision.

Who are we?

Red Whale is one of the leading providers of primary care education in the UK with over 20,000 practitioners attending our courses each year.

We specialise in producing courses that are evidence-based, highly relevant to everyday practice and full of actions that delegates can take away and implement immediately.

What will I get?

  • 5 hours of fabulous face to face teaching giving you 5 CPD credits
  • 6 additional hours of Red Whale video content online giving you 6 MORE CPD credits!
  • A copy of our coveted GP Update Handbook
  • 2 Red Whale Courses in 1 and a whopping 11 CPD Credits!

Plus 12 months FREE online access to GPCPD.com:

  • 500 searchable & referenced articles
  • 97% coverage of RCGP primary care curriculum
  • 100s of FREE learning activities to earn extra CPD credits

Course fees

  • £165 – GPs
  • £155 – Hull York Medical School clinical tutors, practice nurses, advanced clinical practitioners, GPSTs
  • Thanks to the generous support of Hull, East Riding, North Lincs. and North East Lincs. CCGs, clinicians from these areas can attend for the reduced rate of £70

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Cancellations and change of attendee

If you book a place on a course but you are unable to attend, we will refund your fees as follows:

  • If you give more than 30 days' notice: 90% refund
  • If you give between 15 and 30 days' notice: 50% refund
  • If you give fewer than 15 days' notice: no refund
  • Change of attendee £25

Occasionally, we are unable to run an advertised course because of an insufficient number of delegates or for other reasons outside our control. If this happens, we reserve the right to cancel the course. When you book one of our short courses, we will contact you at least one week before it starts to confirm that it is running. We advise not to make travel and accommodation arrangements until you receive this confirmation.